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Bo admits faults over embezzlement JINAN: Fallen Chinese politician Bo Xilai admitted "some responsibility" Saturday for embezzled public funds and making mistakes in connection with his wife's murder of British businessman, his first confessions in a dramatic trial.Bo denies embezzling five million yuan ($800,000) intended for a local government construction project, but said he "should take some responsibility" for the money ending up in his wife Gu Kailai's bank account and for failing to investigate."I feel ashamed. I was too careless, because these are state funds," he said according to transcripts that the Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, eastern China, is providing on its account on Sina Weibo, a Twitter equivalent.The courtroom scenes come after a lurid scandal triggered by the death of British businessman Neil Heywood for which Bo's wife Gu was convicted of murder that rocked the ruling Communist Party.He also admitted mistakes relating to the investigation into Heywood's killing, although he denied ...

North Korea angry as Switzerland blocks ski lift deal SEOUL: North Korea expressed anger Saturday after Switzerland blocked a deal to supply key equipment for a ski resort which has been under construction as one of leader Kim Jong-Un's pet projects.The Masik ski resort has been heavily promoted by the North's propaganda machine since Kim visited it in June.Kim wanted the facility -- with 110 kilometres (70 miles) of multi-level ski runs, a hotel, heliport and cable cars -- completed by the end of ...
Taiwanese president's confidante granted bail TAIPEI: A Taiwanese politician known for her close ties with the president and currently on trial charged with taking bribes has been released on bail, court officials said.Lai Su-ju, a member of the Taipei City Council, went on trial on August 9 and was released on bail of Tw$15 million ($500,000) late Friday, said the Taipei district court.She was charged in July with soliciting a Tw$10 million bribe, of which she already received Tw$1 million, ...
Rival Koreas strike deal on family reunions: Seoul SEOUL: South and North Korea agreed on Friday to go ahead with reunions next month for families separated for decades by the 1950-53 Korean War, Seoul said.The reunions will be held on September 25-30 at the North's Mount Kumgang resort, South Korea's Unification Ministry said in a press briefing.The ministry said 100 families from each side would be selected to take part in the temporary reunion programme, the first in three years.For those too infirm ...
Tokyo pledges hard push into 2020 Games bid final TOKYO: Tokyo bid leaders on Friday pledged something special as they readied for the home straight in the contest to decide who will host the 2020 Olympic Games.Officials preparing for the September 7 meeting in Buenos Aires of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that will award the Games downplayed renewed concerns over the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, where a radioactive leak was discovered this week.Bid president Tsunekazu Takeda, flanked by Tokyo governor Naoki Inose, refused ...
Despite Fukushima, IAEA sees global progress on nuclear safety VIENNA: Japan may be suffering persistent problems with its wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, but the UN atomic agency says "considerable progress" has been made globally in the past year to strengthen reactor safety.In a report prepared for its annual member state gathering, the International Atomic Energy Agency said nearly all countries with nuclear plants had carried out safety "stress tests" to assess their ability to withstand so-called extreme events."As a result, many member states ...
Japan's Abe to visit Middle East in nuclear push TOKYO: The prime minister of energy-poor Japan heads to the oil-rich Middle East this weekend in his latest push to promote nuclear technology exports, a spokesman said Friday, despite growing problems at the crippled Fukushima plant.Shinzo Abe was due to leave Tokyo on Saturday for a six-day trip that will take in Bahrain, Kuwait, Djibouti and Qatar, with discussion of Japan's nuclear know-how expected to be on the agenda."Qatar and Kuwait have shown interest in ...

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